Dubai-based hospitality firm JA Resorts & Hotels has appointed Anthony Ross as the company’s new CEO.
The Australian hotelier started his tenure in January with more than 30 years’ industry experience in the hospitality sector, spanning roles on multiple continents.
Prior to joining JA Resorts & Hotels, he was CEO at the Indonesia-based Aryaduta Hotel Group and held the executive vice president position at Preferred Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw 120 hotels in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region.
As a former unit general manager, in addition to developing and operating his own luxury lodge in New Zealand, Ross also managed independent hotels in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia. He spent several years with Swire Hotels where he subsequently became the group’s area general manager for China.
Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in business, catering and hotel management from Victoria University in Melbourne.